A prayer by John Evans, Authorised Lay Minister for Worship in Walmsley Parish

Oh Lord our God, we give Thee thanks this day for the remembrance of those who served this country and laid down their lives for our sake. We praise Thee for Thy great goodness to us as a nation, for the strength and endurance given to our people in the dark days of danger and sorrow, and for the deliverance Thou didst grant us from our enemies.

We bless Thee for all those who are working for justice and peace among the nations and, above all, for the ambassadors of Christ to whom Thou hast given the ministry and message of reconciliation.

Grant that, being mindful of Thy goodness, we may be good citizens of our country and loyal servants of Thine eternal kingdom.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

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